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Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’

 

Sweet Potato Vine

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilyConvolvulaceaeBindweed or morning glory family
GenusIpomoeaFrom Greek ips, “a worm,” and homoios, “like,” because of the twining vine
SpeciesbatatasArawak name for sweet potatoes
Cultivar‘Blackie’

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Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Apr 2011.

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Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato Vine)

8/16/2009 · Joan & Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 9 × 14" (23 × 35 cm) ID is uncertain

Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato Vine)

8/16/2009 · Joan & Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain